The Jean W. Cash Collection contains research materials compiled by Dr. Jean W. Cash, James Madison University (VA), for the biography, Flannery O'Connor, A Life, published in 2002 by the University of Tennessee Press. The collection includes correspondence, notes regarding interviews, audio recordings of interviews conducted between 1989 and 1993, and questionnaires. The box list contains descriptions of the materials.
Dr. Cash donated her research materials to Special Collections in April 2008. The materials are organized by physical content, i.e., audio cassettes, correspondence, questionnaires, clippings, and articles.
The Jean W. Cash papers consist of research materials gathered by Dr. Cash for her biography of Flannery O'Connor.
Listed below are categories of material donated: